The water is swiftly moving and at least as deep as a man's chest but surprisingly clear other than the mist above it, with the water flowing from left to right. (God, I sound like a football announcer on the radio)
To the left, as the light grows closer, Var notices a shelflike cliff to the left and rubble from what looks to have been a natural arch leading (you think) to the cliff ledge on the other side of the river, leading (you think) farther westward. A small outcropping, barely more than a narrow ledge, just above the water level, 30' below where the arch might have once led, lies in the water on the opposite side.
To the right, the water rushes swiftly into the darkness beyond the lamplight.